Taster Sensation Kevin Gascoyne

Suzette Hammond delves into the intricacies of taste in this interview with Kevin Gascoyne is one of four taster-owners of the acclaimed tea retail venture Camellia Sinensis.

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16 thoughts on “Taster Sensation Kevin Gascoyne

  1. Kevin,
    Just carry on doing what you’ve mastered.
    Have always maintained that there is so much I have to learn from you.

  2. Amazing read! Thanks Suzette and Kevin! Always an amazing learning experience from the veterans in the industry!

  3. A true professional and a great person. Also, the best shirts in the tea industry.
    Best to you Kevin, The Happy Tea Man

  4. I remember the first time you came and bought ten kgs Darjeeling and packed it into your suitcase to carry back home to start the tea business. I think you were working in a restaurant at that time.
    You have worked your way up with a lot of effort and it is a pleasure to see you doing well now.

    1. Where would I be without you and the Mohan family? Aside from help with my very modest buying, much of my early tasting training was in that little upstairs tasting room.
      Thanks Binod.

  5. Kevin, wonderfully explained the intricacies and finer nuances of tasting rare teas. You can write an encyclopaedia perhaps with your years of knowledge on the variety of teas.
    Wish you all the very best as always. Cheers…

  6. Nicely presented article! I always treasure Kevin’s romantic story-telling of his journey into tea. Many of us fall in love in love with tea via an introduction that produces an unplanned obsession; fumbling around to earn a living while nurturing tea into a fulfilling “side hustle” and dreams of being lucky enough to achieve some real success. Kevin managed to harness that carefree spirit of youth to cultivate an accomplished career of the most elite skills and renown, by simply trusting the leaf to take him someplace really cool and enjoying the ride. I never stop learning from you, Kevin. Thank-you for teaching me to get our of my own way and just let the leaf lead. ❤️

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